Topic: Re: Amp vs Volt Gauge
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Whut he said,,,, every time I have pinned a amp meter lubber down they seam to get tong-tied answering a simple diagnostic question.... I will leave my amp-meter in my box till I need it but the first thing I will tote with me to diagnosis a no crank no start is a voltmeter...
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| They both have their place. I mostly use a voltmeter for diagnostics. When you know how to read the nuances of the meter you're using it generally tells you about all you need to know. |
As far as I'm concerned, in terms of a charge reference on a machine with an alt... the old idiot light is as good as any.
An ammeter can also give you a lot of good info tho.... very quickly show you a discharge situation if it's wired correctly, belt slip, no charge, etc. IF you know wht you're looking at.
The main thing I use an ammeter for (current clamp) is checking starter draw. For that, it's indespensible.
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